Director of Academic Technology

Administrator / Full-Time

Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

About Shady Hill School:
Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of approximately 530 students (PreK – Grade 8) and 90+ faculty, has been a leader in progressive education. Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and whose teachers are unafraid to engage students in important questions. The school’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a school with a historical and contemporary commitment to social justice, we believe that an inclusive and equitable community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire individuals who demonstrate a mindset and skill set that prioritizes cultural competence, equity, and justice in their practice with students and in their work with colleagues.

About the position:
Shady Hill School is seeking a Director of Academic Technology. This is an in-person, full-time, 12 month position. The Director of Academic Technology supports faculty and academic staff with the integration of technology in their classroom and in their professional development. The Director of Academic Technology provides leadership to faculty and students in the use of technology as a tool for exploration, creativity and productivity in ways that promote emotional, social and physical wellness. 

Specific Responsibilities:
Work with faculty and academic staff

  • Mentor teachers in the use of technology to support curriculum, including developing materials and providing direct instruction
  • Provide leadership and teaching in the incorporation of media literacy, technology safety and digital citizenship for both individual classroom and faculty-wide community learning (professional development) 
  • Stay current on new products and developments in the field of educational technology

Work with students and families

  • Each Fall, oversee roll out of equipment to students including policy review and management and introducing students to using technology
  • In collaboration with Division Heads, develop education resources and programming for student use of technology
  • Serve as Technology Department point of contact for parent inquiries and requests

Work with the Technology Department

  • Collaborate on the schedule for ongoing OS and iOS updates to student and faculty devices
  • Manage and oversee academic software systems including account set-up, password support, user rights management, and website access for faculty and students
  • Collaborate with other members of the technology staff on hardware and application rollouts and other projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

The Director of Academic Technology will also share in community responsibilities such as serving on academic committees and supervising students during recess, lunch, arrival and dismissal. As this position supports faculty and academic staff, attendance at opening and closing meetings (late-August and mid-June) and Wednesday afternoon faculty meetings are required. 

The duties above are designed to give a high level overview of the position; for a more complete list of supported applications and yearly responsibilities, please review the longer job description linked here. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in educational technology related field required, Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in a classroom setting required
  • Minimum 3 years experience providing educational technology training and support preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience in use, maintenance and support of recent-releases of MacOS and iOS required
  • Experience with the deployment, use and oversight of classroom and assembly-space AV technologies preferred
  • Experience with device management through a mobile device management system (ex. JAMF) preferred
  • Experience overseeing shared drive permissions (ex. Google), curriculum map software (ex. ATLAS), learning management systems (ex. Google Classroom), and remote learning software (ex. Zoom, Swivl) preferred
  • Effective, timely and professional communication skills

How to apply: Please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to apply@shs.org. Please be sure to include “Director of Academic Technology” in the subject line of the email. 

Shady Hill offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off. Employees must be authorized to work in the United States. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For a description of the school, refer to: www.shs.org.

COVID19 Protocols: All Shady Hill employees are required to provide proof of vaccination and to observe campus COVID protocols. All health and safety protocols are subject to change based on state, local and CDC guidelines and at the discretion of the Health and Safety Team.

Shady Hill School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender